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Finance

More foreign ownership

The total number of foreign-controlled enterprises in Norway continues to rise, and the strongest growth is in British, North-American and Swedish ownership. Enterprises controlled from…



DNB refresh using “Vipps”!

After two and a half days difficulty to functioning DNB payment app, “Vipps” works again as normal, said by bank on its Facebook page. The…



Decrease in government revenue

The central government’s fiscal account for the first quarter of 2016 shows a decrease in revenue of NOK 15 billion. Expenditure has increased by NOK…


Unemployment at 4.7 per cent

Adjusted for seasonal variations, there were 130 000 unemployed persons in March 2016, which is on a par with December 2015. The Labour Force Survey (LFS)…







Households hold back

Household consumption of goods fell by 0.3 per cent in March 2016, according to seasonally-adjusted figures. Much of the decrease was caused by a drop…


More forest roads constructed

In total, 105 kilometres of new all-year roads and summer roads were finished and approved in 2015. This is 35 kilometres more than in the…





Slight decline in car purchases

In March,  13 875 new cars were registered in Norway. That’s 284 fewer cars than in March last year, representing a decrease of 2 percent. Compared…